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Henry IV, Part 1

Henry IV, Part 1

Insider's Guide

An introduction—or refresher course—to the main characters and themes of Shakespeare's compelling history play. Featuring the cast from Folger Theatre's 2008 production.

Behind the Scenes: Fight Director Casey Kaleba
Ever wonder where the term swashbuckler came from? Fight Director Casey Kaleba talks about the choices he and actors made for the numerous fight scenes in Folger Theatre's 2008 production.

Teaching Shakespeare: Interpreting Character
Master Teacher Sue Biondo-Hench and students from Carlisle High in Pennsylvania show how the opening scenes of the play can be used to actively introduce students to the play.

Arms and Armor in Shakespeare
A Folger exhibition inspires a look at the changing military and its weapons and how that is revealed in Shakespeare's plays like Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, and Romeo and Juliet, among others. Featuring Jeffrey Forgeng of the Higgins Armory Museum and Barbara Mowat, Co-Editor of the Folger Editions.

Henry IV, Part 1

After H. Liverseege. Falstaff and Bardolph. Oil on canvas, after 1833

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